By now, the shortage of incoming talent to the trucking and transportation industry has been well documented. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is on record saying we’re 35,000 drivers short, and this could grow to about 240,000 by 2020. What’s more, turnover is approaching 97 percent.

However, the talent shortage in the industry goes far beyond just the drivers. While professional commercial truck drivers most certainly drive the American economy, the transportation industry also encompasses fleet executives, managers, technicians, financial experts, analysts and more.

Attracting millennials is key to not only the survival of the industry, but its ability to thrive as the lifeblood of the American economy.

When I graduated from the University of Miami in 2010, I had several career options in finance. An internship with Fleet Advantage opened my eyes to not only the opportunities of working in the transportation industry, but the excitement of the direction of the industry as well.

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